NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Efforts to restore Nashville’s historic steam locomotive to operation were boosted by a record-breaking, year-end fundraiser that raised $200,000 total. With over $26,000 raised on Giving Tuesday alone and an additional $74,000 raised between November 2021 and January 2022, the non-profit organization successfully met a $100,000 matching grant with $100,000 in donations.
NASHVILLE – During the first few months of 2020, experts in steam mechanics and Nashville Steam volunteers inspected the current condition of No. 576’s boiler. Because of this cooperative effort, we have successfully identified all trouble areas of the boiler and have developed the scope of work for the boiler repairs. These efforts are already underway with volunteers logging, measuring, and removing nearly 70% of those “trouble” areas for repair and replacement prior to the temporary suspension of our mechanical work sessions.
“At the recent Artist-In-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on September 25th, Marty and Harry Stinson took the stage to premiere a song called “The Duchess (Queen of the Dixie Line)” that they wrote to benefit Nashville’s steam locomotive No. 576. All proceeds from the sale of this song will benefit the restoration efforts of Nashville Steam.”
Videos courtesy of Nashville Steam and Facebook via YouTube.